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Advocate General's Legal Forum

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Fourth meeting of Advocate General’s legal forum takes place in Edinburgh

The fourth meeting of the forum of independent legal experts hosted by the Advocate General for Scotland took place in Edinburgh on 25th October. The forum was established in 2012 to explore the legal and constitutional issues raised by the debate on Scottish independence, and met previously in September this year, and in August and November last year. Attendees included leading legal professors, senior practicing lawyers and other legal experts.

This meeting focused on the institutions of the UK and the consequences Scottish independence would have for them. The forum’s discussions will help to inform the ongoing work being undertaken by the United Kingdom Government to provide robust, evidence-based analysis to inform the debate prior to the referendum next year through its Scotland analysis programme. link here